SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A disciplinary talk for a Mormon activist threatened with possible excommunication from the church is being delayed. John P. Dehlin received a letter from an LDS leader last Monday that set a June 18 deadline for them to talk. The Utah researcher-blogger says he was told the leader now has agreed to meet with him on June 29 and expressed a "desire for de-escalation" of the conflict. Dehlin is the creator of a website that provides a forum for church members questioning their faith.
WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — For a second time, federal land managers have rejected a mineral exploration company's proposal to prospect for potash on a section of the western Utah desert crossed by the ill-fated Donner Party in 1846. The BLM nixed an effort by Mesa Exploration Corp., which seeks to create a potash mine on a dry lakebed near the Nevada line. Historians praise the BLM's decision.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Historic preservationists are objecting to redevelopment plans at the University of Nevada that could result in the demolition of two dormitories built more than a century ago. Lincoln and Manzanita halls are two of 13 buildings on the Reno campus that are part of an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
NEW YORK (AP) — A hollering, agitated passenger who ignored pleas to calm down spurred a pilot to divert a Las Vegas-bound JetBlue plane to Detroit over the weekend. The airline said Flight 211 was headed west from New York when the passenger became unruly, and the captain decided to land in Detroit Saturday out of "an abundance of caution."
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